Mixed opinions on uniforms

From the mother ship this morning …

Local reaction to the new football uniforms. Some are excited, some are a little hesitant. Uniforms

In spite of recent struggles Tanner Mathis wanted to be at the plate in a game-winning situation against Alabama. Mike Bianco wanted him there too.

The sweep of Alabama in which Ole Miss had some very timely hitting has not spurred the Rebels to greater offensive success in mid-week losses to Memphis and Southern Miss in which they’ve totaled one run.

That’s something the Rebels will try to change at Tennessee this week.

Part of Mathis’ struggles have had to do with a change in approach at the plate. Coaches were trying to get him to pull more balls to right field. These days he’s looking more to left field again.

And …

The SEC men’s tennis tournament begins today in Oxford as Alabama and Arkansas play. Ole Miss gets the winner tomorrow. The Rebels are getting their top player back closer to full health.


Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

Posted in Baseball, Football
  • donttouchatwire

    What is the reasoning behind trying to make someone a pull hitter? I like to think of myself as being a average to above average baseball player in high school. I was an opposite field guy.

    • Wire, what I took from that conversation was that they were not trying to change Mathis as much as they were just trying to get him to improve and use more of the field. It may have backfired.

    • JB

      Could be your coaches saw that you had power from the side of plate that you was batting from and wanted long ball from you are maybe hitting line drives thru the infield for extra bases. Just my input. Ole Miss have a couple of big powerful guys in the line but as their batting stance appear it seem like they are not taking the full power than they may have. just using their arms. Take a look at Preston Overby and Sikes Orvis at next at bat and notice their awkward stance, no power from the body just arm strength. AS you say you was an opposite field hitter. – that very good and helpful to the team hitting behind runner on base and moving them around the bases to score runs. Tanner Mathis is one of those type hitters and very good at what he does to help his team. Stuart TUrner the OM catcher is one of the best in college baseball. He really works hard at his job behind the plate. I Feel that you was a very good hS Baseball player and caught the eye of the coaches. JB

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